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Building Pioneer Style – Pioneer Living Day 2016
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By September 8, 2016 Events
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The Bee Family Farm is hosting its annual Pioneer Living Day celebration on September 24th from 10am – 3pm. In addition to being able to tour the museum’s history displays and visit with the farm animals, there will also be several demonstrations throughout the day.

The theme this year is “Building Pioneer Style.” Of course, the very first “pioneers” to the area were natives, nomadic people that lived in teepees that could easily be taken down and hauled from place to place. As Europeans moved across the land, they built sod huts or, learning from the natives to the south, used adobe bricks to build their homes. And as settlers moved closer to the mountains where trees were more plentiful, log cabins became common. Examples of all four housing types will be on display at Pioneer Living Day this year.

There will be demonstrations of other pioneer skills such as food preparation & preservation and goat herding. You can hang out with draft horses or take a trolley ride to get a tour of the farm. There will also be activities for the kids.

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day at the farm. Ice cream and lemonade will be sold by the Rocky Ridge 4-H club.

All of the fun is included in the price of admission to the museum — $7 Adults, $5 Seniors 60+, $3 Children 3-12, and under 3 are free. The Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum is located at 4320 East County Road 58 (which is northeast of Fort Collins and southeast of Wellington). Get directions here.

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